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>> from abc news, this is "world news now." isn't it funny we left here friday thinking the biggest story had to do with tax cuts and spending cuts and fiscal cliffs. no longer seems to be the case. what a difference 72 hours makes. a different country on this monday morning. good morning, everyone, i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. after the initial shock and the weekend vigils, it's time for parents to send their children back to school. what do you tell young children about their safety and confront their fears? we'll get some expert advice right here in just a moment. also this morning, after so many mass shootings in the recent years, there's a renewed call for tighter gun control, even though the vast majority of gun owners are law abiding. >> i think now we're going to really be focused, i think, on gun -- just reform. it's sort of front of mind for everyone now.
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>> a tipping point event. absolutely. later this half hour, how do you celebrate christmas after a massacre at an elementary school put your small town on the map? we'll see how newtown is trying to heal. but first, newtown begins saying goodbye to the victims today with funerals for two 6-year-olds. jack pinto and noah pozner. >> president obama remembered those little boys along with all the others who died during an emotional speech last night. abc's mark greenblatt is in newtown with more from that vigil. good morning, mark. >> reporter: well, good morning. the president came here to newtown to grieve with a community that has lost so much. and tell the rest of america that he hopes that we can all learn from what happened here. >> since i've been president, this is the fourth time we've come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. >> reporter: more than 900 people packed into newtown high
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school for an emotional interfaith service. they came to remember loved ones lost in the shootings and left with the message that those who died may help lead america to become better and safer for others. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like. this>> reporter: the entire community of newtown has transformed into one giant memorial, with flowers, teddy bears and candles now piling up at a continuous pace seemingly everywhere here. >> there's no way you can be living and this doesn't affect you. >> reporter: investigators are still trying to find out what prompted 20-year-old adam lanza to shoot his own mother multiple
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times in the face before continuing his killing spree at sandy hook elementary. while this town tries to begin healing, one major focus is on helping its youngest survivors find hope again, so their lives do not become defined by one moment of terror. and the president says tonight that he believes that our society will be judged based on how well we protect our children and says he'll use all the powers of the presidency in order to make sure america does a better job in the future. live in connecticut, mark greenblatt, back to you. >> anything anyone can imagine the anguish that town is experiencing and things will only get worse throughout this week. 27 funerals to go through in this tragedy. what do we know about when they begin? >> reporter: it's really such a grim task and it begins in a few hours. the first two funerals scheduled to begin later today. >> mark, it's the holidays too. so how is the mood in newtown? >> reporter: clearly here, the holidays have really just changed remarkably. if you go into town, not too far from where we're standing,
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you'll see candles, you'll see people coming out. it's a gigantic memorial this town seems to be turning into. kind of a beautiful thing to watch a community come together during a difficult time. >> and mark, i think everyone has had an emotional reaction to this, including the president. very was emotional during that news conference on friday, we saw some emotion during his speech last night. he said he's going to fight now to make some kind of political change in light of what's happened here. any sense of when that's coming or what those changes may be? >> reporter: well, he's talking about he really wants to engage the nation in an ongoing dialogue. not a lot of details in exactly what he's going to be doing.
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but if you listen to all of the politicians that have been talking, first on the sunday morning shows over the weekend, it seems everyone is saying something has to give here. anybody that's been against reforming some of the gun control debates that have been going on, they seem to be quiet right now. >> many thanks to abc's mark greenblatt, live for us in newtown, connecticut. thanks a lot, mark. and two communities that know first hand the heartbreak of a mass shooting are offering support for connecticut. families and victims of the virginia tech massacre in 2007 released a statement offering condolences to the town. and the sikh temple in wisconsin opened its doors to anyone wanting to join a prayer service and candle lit vigil honoring the latest victims. six people were killed when a gunman burst into that temple and opened fire back in august. and in washington, advocates for gun control held a vigil outside the white house. the group is demanding tougher laws restricting access to guns
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and who can own them. white house officials say that discussion is coming, as evidenced by president obama's comments during last night's service there in newtown. this is the fourth mass shooting since president obama took office. last night he made it clear gun control is about to become a top priority of his administration. but despite national outrage after each tragedy, the number of guns in america is soaring. here's abc's correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: on black friday, u.s. shoppers were not just buying toys and electronics, they were also buying guns in record numbers. on that single day, the fbi did computerized background checks on more than 154,000 purchases of firearms. and in november alone, americans tried to buy a whopping 2 million guns. here are some facts that might surprise you. there are more registered gun dealers and stores than major supermarkets. more gun sellers than mcdonald's restaurants.
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the overwhelming majority of gun users are law abiding citizens. but authorities tell abc news the millions of guns already in circulation guarantee that disturbed people will be able to obtain them. even in quiet communities like newtown. we spoke to the atf on-scene commander. roughly how many gun dealers are in there area? >> there are about 400 gun dealers in a four-county area. just within ten miles of the incident, there are 36 gun dealers. >> reporter: police believe the guns adam lanza used were bought legally. >> in america, unless you have a felony conviction or you're adjudicated by a court to be mentally incompetent, you have access to firearms. >> reporter: lanza joins the ranks of mass shooters. so how do you keep weapons from men like these, when there are an estimated 200 million plus guns already in circulation? pierre thomas, abc news.
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lawmakers and advocates for gun control have wasted no time for speaking out. but for now, the national rifle association seems to be silent the social media savvy group has not tweeted or posted anything on its facebook page since the connecticut shootings. in fact, the nra's facebook page was taken down a day after it boasted reaching 1.7 million likes. >> i was watching some of the sunday shows and there was one program where they said they invited 31 pro-gun right senators on the show to be part of the panel discussion and not a single one accepted the invitation. >> that's remarkable to me. >> it is. >> typically, the reaction when something like this happens is well, if there were more guns, then this type of thing wouldn't happen. so for example, if the security guard at the school had a gun, this wouldn't have happened. if the teachers had guns, this wouldn't have happened. so i'm surprised the nra has been so silent. these gun enthusiasenthusiasts, surprised they have been silent.
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>> i think they know all the pro gun rights that obviously for clear reasons, emotions are raw right now. tempers are high, frustration is high. and so they're laying low. but the thing is, the president made it very clear. some legislation is coming. whether it succeeds or not is a different story. >> senator dianne feinstein intends to introduce an assault weapons ban on the first day of the next congress. this is going to happen very quickly. >> it is happening. in other news this morning, in the wake of the newtown tragedy, the premiere of the tom cruise movie has been postponed. the film is about a gunman on a deadly shooting spree. the premiere was scheduled to take place saturday in pittsburgh where it was shot, but it was called off out of honor and respect for the family of the victims. "jack reacher" is scheduled to open this friday. coming up next, our coverage of the newtown tragedy does not end here. we'll hear about one classroom's lone survivor and how she made it out alive. >> remarkable story.
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holiday heartache. the attempt to observe christmas in a town filled with so many emotions. you're watching "world news now." many emotions. you're watching "world news now." 3q
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one first grader who survived the massacre faces an unimaginable burden. >> the gunman entered the
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classroom and killed everyone in it except her. abc's lara spencer spoke with her family's pastor. >> reporter: you have one parishioner who was right there, a little girl. a first grader. >> she was the first student who ran out of the sandy hook school, 6 1/2 years old. she ran out of the school building covered in blood and the first words she said to her mom when she got outside, mommy, i'm okay, but all of my friends are dead. >> reporter: was she the only child in that classroom who survived? >> yes. of those who were left in the classroom of first graders, she was the lone survivor. >> reporter: what did she tell her mom, what did she see in there? >> she saw someone who she felt was angry and somebody who she thought was very mad. >> reporter: how at 6 1/2 years old can you be that smart and brave? >> i think it's impossible outside of divine intervention. she has wisdom beyond her years.
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>> reporter: how are the mom and dad doing? >> i think as well as you can expect them to do. >> reporter: and they must be relieved to have their child. but on the other hand -- >> yes, the mom told me, and i thought this was very insightful, that she was suffering from what she called survivor's guilt. because so many of her friends no longer have their children longer have trs. hildren but she has hers.
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many students may be anxious going back to school. so what should parents say and do to calm those fears? joining us is dr. harold koplewicz, director of the child mind institute. thank you so much for joining us
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this morning. >> it's my pleasure to be here. >> we have so many questions, of course. i'm a parent. i have a first grader and a fifth grader. i struggled with whether or not to speak to both of them. can you tell our viewers what age is appropriate to discuss this terrible tragedy? >> i think it's going to depend on the particular child, but at least 5 years of age is the first time you talk to them. one of the things we like is for parents to break the news to the kids. say something terrible happened in a school, very far away, not so far away, and because this terrible thing happened where kids were very badly hurt, school is going to be safer now, where there are going to be more precautions at school. but take the cue from the child, so your individual child might want to know more or less, but whatever you do, don't force this. it's nice for them to know you told them about it, and they
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know that they can keep coming back to ask more questions. >> what about the child that is afraid to go back to school on monday morning? >> i think it's very important to go back to school. that means you're going to have to reassure them and tell them about the safety of your school, how rare these kind of events are. and if necessary, you're going to change your schedule around and drive your child to school or walk your child to school, or walk your child to school because it's really important that we want to model resilience and we want our children to be resilient. we don't want this terrible event to have more negative events on children who won't go back to school, because getting back into a routine is one of the best things we can do for children. >> what if you see, or what are the signs of trauma in a child? although parents i believe certainly know their children, we may not be familiar with the signs of trauma. so what should we be looking for?
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>> i think you're absolutely right. you're supposed to be listening to your child even when they're not talking. if you have a great sleeper, then they want to sleep in your bed or they are very irritable or their apitute has changed or your child has many worries they never had before these are the beginning signs of an anxiety reaction and we should watch that. because in a few weeks from now, if these things don't disappear, that's when we call it traumatic stress disorder. >> let's say we see that. where do we get help for our children? >> i think every parent has to know they could reach out to their pediatrician. they should reach out to websites like childsmind.org where they can get scientifically sound information. and if they still have worries, that's when you make an appointment with your doctor and ask them two weeks, three weeks from now whether or not your child you would see a mental health professional. one of the tragedies of this event is that this was someone with terrible symptoms that went ignored and didn't get the
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help they so need and we don't want children suffering because of this event unnecessarily. >> and perhaps this will open up the discussion about mental health in our children. >> certainly time for that national discussion. >> i would say so. finding director of the child mind institute, thank you for that advice. we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] sponges take your mark.
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♪ welcome back. welcome back. a spontaneous round of applause broke out before the program newtown high school last night. it was the town's first responders arriving. >> family members in that room rushed to give them hugs. they were the first people to see the devastation inside sandy hook elementary school.
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you can imagine the scene they found inside. >> finally, the shooting at sandy hook elementary school comes as the holidays are approaching. the town strung with lights and decorated with wreaths. >> and now the people who live there are determined that the gunman who took so many lives does not take the spirit of christmas, as well. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: as you drive through this community, they're everywhere. the signs, hug a teacher. love will get us through. this bench full of roses. the small church on main street, talking with the pastor. but what we also noticed were the minivans, the station wagons carrying home christmas trees. families determined to keep this tragedy from stealing the holiday, too. >> more than 40 years you've been selling christmas trees here. julie says this is the toughest christmas ever. she got a call from a father on the way to her tree farm. >> i want to pick a tree with her. it will be a bitter sweet
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christmas. i think for many, many people. >> and for you, i can tell. inside the photos of the families who come every year. and outside, right there at her farm, the counselor, that first responder we met who helped the parents inside that firehouse. she's trying to keep her christmas. so you've got the saw in your hand and the tree on the truck. >> tree on the truck. >> there they are. >> reporter: the tree on the roof, their four dogs inside. their family determined to keep christmas. david muir, abc news, newtown, connecticut. >> and this conversation will continue all this week here at abc news on every one of our programs and at abcnews.com. >> this is a national conversation. we want to help further things along, so we'll open up a dialogue about guns, mental illness and finding an agreement to stop this kind of violence. tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions all this week on abc news.
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this morning on this special edition of "world news now," healing words. the president leads a memorial vigil in newtown, connecticut. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> as the president, nation and the world search for answers. it's monday, december 17.
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>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we will hear more about what the president had to say in connecticut last night. some moving words there in that speech, particularly towards the end where he rambled off the names of the 20 young lives. you could hear the cries in the background, even see him choke up. it was a remarkable scene last night. as the long healing process begins in that new england town. also, we'll take a look inside that connecticut school where this massacre took place and let you know why it actually could have been even worse. even though the school district put a remarkable emergency plan in place. also this morning, taking action to get guns off the street. the firearm buyback programs in several cities, why gun owners were so anxious to get their weapons off their hands. on later this half hour, it was no ordinary christmas carol to say the least.
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how a funny show put humor aside with an extremely touching rendition of "silent night." a lot of attention on facebook and twitter how "saturday night live" began their program. a moving and fitting tribute there to the victims of this tragedy. >> so rare for "saturday night live." >> i haven't seen anything like that -- i don't think we've seen this national outpouring of emotion since maybe 9/11. it's rising to that level in a lot of ways. but first, president obama is back at the white house this morning after delivering a powerful message during a memorial service in newtown, connecticut. >> there were hugs, tears in a room filled with applause as first responders enter the high school auditorium for last night's interfaith service. hundreds turned out to remember the 20 children and 6 adults killed in last friday's elementary school massacre. and in a very emotional address,
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the president said simply the country has had enough of this kind of bloodshed. >> since i've been president, this is the fourth time we've come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. fourth time we've hugged survivors. the fourth time we've consoled the families of victims. and in between, there have been an endless series of deadly shootings across the country almost daily reports of victims, many of them children, in small towns and big cities across america. victims who much of the time their only fault was being in the wrong place at the wrong time. we can't tolerate this anymore. >> those in attendance could be heard crying in the background during the most poignant moment of the night when president obama spoke the names of the 20
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young children taken from their families. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia, josephine, ana, dylan, madelyne, catherine, chase, jesse, james, grace, emilie, jack, noah, caroline, jessica, benjamin, avielle, allison. god has called them all home. >> all schools in newtown will remain closed today. some schools elsewhere in connecticut plan to have counselors available when students arrive for class later this morning. you wonder how long it will take
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for any sense of normalcy to get back to that town. in case you're wondering about the facility itself, obviously, sandy hook is not going to be open for a while. it's still a crime scene here. those kids will go back to school on tuesday, but in a different campus as part of that school district. who knows for how long? those kids will not be returning there on tuesday. they're going to make some other plans. >> there's no way. they couldn't possibly. i think what's fascinating is that it has affected, as you mentioned earlier, everyone in our country. outside of our country, in a way that i haven't seen since 9/11. everyone felt this tragedy so personally in so many ways. even my -- the school my children go to, we got so many e-mails from the principal, from the first grade teachers, the fifth grade teachers, asking us how we were, what we were going to be talking to our children about, what they were going to be doing on monday. because it has affected every single family in the country. >> you can't imagine that every single school in the country is
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not going to address this in some way with their students coming back to class today and maybe look at their own security procedures. the ripple effects are boundless. >> unbelievable. the gunman adam lanza had hundreds of rounds and used multiple high capacity magazines when he went to the school according to police. abc's dan harris has new details about the deadly path lanza took inside the school. >> reporter: after adam lanza shot his way through the glass near the front entrance of the school on friday at around 9:40 a.m., he had choices. lanza could have gone to the right, to the cafeteria, where, according to the hartford newspaper, students were rehearsing a play. straight ahead to the principal's office or left toward the first grade classrooms. he went left and encountered the principal and a school psychologist, who, as we know, local officials say died trying to stop lanza. in the first classroom lanza entered he shot and killed
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lauren russeau, a substitute teacher, and 15 first graders, all but one of the students. then he went to the classroom of victoria soto who was hiding the students. soto tried to convince lanza the kids were on the other side of the building, but when a group of students tried to get away, lanza shot them, soto, and a special ed teacher. it was only after police arrived that they found other students. the paper says they were hidden in a closet. the governor of connecticut told abc's george stephanopoulos the rampage only ended around 9:50, about ten minutes after it began when lanza heard the sirens approaching and killed himself with one bullet to the head. >> we surmise that it was during the second classroom episode that he heard responders coming and apparently decided to take his own life. >> reporter: school officials announced the surviving students from sandy hook elementary will in a matter of days start attending classes at an unused
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school in a neighboring town. after that, though, there's a wrenching decision to be made -- do they ever reopen sandy hook elementary? dan harris, abc news in newtown, connecticut. >> no easy answer on that one. schools around the country are now reviewing security in light of the tragedy. administrators have pledged to have extra police and guidance counselors on hand as students return to the classroom for the first time since the shooting. the newtown school district decided to spend ten times more on security training for staff members this year, training that may have limited the damage. >> you have to have a certain amount of fire drills and evacution drills and lockdown drills so the kids know the routine and the teachers know the routine and everyone has a spot where they're supposed to go to. >> the police chief says he plans to step up patrol of the city's elementary and middle schools by assigning officers to
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visit them at least once a day. again, those are the ripple effects we're talking about. how you as a school district or principal, how can you look at this tragedy and not perhaps review your own security procedures. >> that's right. i mean, i remember doing fire drills. i'm sure you remember the same thing. but these lockdowns, i don't -- i never participated in that. >> but they did it at school. teachers said thank god we did this, because they knew where to hide and where to go. and this detail too is chilling to think about. apparently the gunman first entered a kindergarten classroom and it was empty. he thought it was empty, but the kids were in a bathroom area where the teacher had taken them. i guess it was a bathroom break or what have you. after thinking that room was empty, he went into that first grade classroom where he proceeded to kill 15 of the 16 students. but had those kindergarten kids been in that room, the death toll could have been higher and the victims even younger than the 6 and 7-year-olds. >> i can't wrap my brain around it. >> no one can. it's a level of evil and sickness you can't process. it's unbelievable. now to more gun violence
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this morning in topeka, kansas. the police force is in shock after two of its officers were shot and killed. both the men were shot in the head when they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle outside a grocery store. now there's a manhunt for the person who pulled the trigger. in suburban chicago, police surrounded a home depot last night as they searched for two men who had robbed another store earlier. they say the armed robbers wore ski masks when they entered a nearby radioshack and took cash and equipment. a police dog followed their trail to the home depot. and it does not end there. an oklahoma student is in custody, charged with plotting to shoot up his high school. 18-year-old sammy chavez was arrested late last week. police say chavez wanted to get all students into the auditorium and then start shooting them after the doors were chained shut. on his facebook page, he listed
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killing people as a favorite. the gun buyback programs across the country are seeing a huge spike in the aftermath of friday's school shooting rampage. previously scheduled buyback events in san francisco and oakland, california drew hundreds of people. many of them said they turned over their weapons because they were moved by the connecticut tragedy. >> i feel this is something that might hurt somebody some day, you know, then i would feel terrible about that. >> when the community says enough is enough, i think you've got a good chance of something like this. >> the gun owners received $200 for each weapon they brought in. there were similar buybacks in brooklyn, new york and washington, d.c. and in prince george's county, maryland. >> you think about the staggering number. there are more than 200 million guns already on the streets of america. so one, that questions how effective any gun control could be. it seems like the genie is way out of the bottle. i guess every little bit helps,
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so some of those buyback programs have been successful in some cities. coming up next, some of the other major headlines this morning, including that health scare for hillary clinton. >> what the secretary of state's illness and injury means to a major investigation in washington. you're watching "world news now." and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health.
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here's a quick look at your monday weather. rain from seattle to san francisco. up to two feet of mountain snow in the cascades and sierra nevada.
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light snow in the rockies. showers in the northeast. severe storms from the ohio valley all the way down to the florida panhandle. >> 82 in miami. 50s from boston to baltimore. mostly 40s across the midwest. 30s in the northern rockies and pacific northwest. and now to health concerns for outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. she's been battling a stomach virus that's led to other complications. with more on this, here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: hillary clinton is at home, recovering from a concussion, as well as a stomach virus. in fact, the two are related. the state department says the secretary returned from her latest trip with a stomach bug. but last week, clinton became dehydrated and fainted at her home. she apparently hit her head, because officials say she suffered a concussion. it's the second time in eight years she's fainted because of a stomach bug. but she's generally healthy, as she told barbara walters who asked about a possible
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presidential run in 2016. >> is your age a concern to you? >> it really isn't. i am, thankfully, knock on wood, not only healthy, but have incredible stamina and energy. >> reporter: but staying home this week means the secretary will not testify about the terrorist attacks in benghazi, libya. >> look, i've said it and i'll say it one more time, no one wants to find out what happened more than i do. >> reporter: the state department report that led to the attack, the death of the ambassador chris stevens and three others will come out in the next couple of days. clinton was set to testify before both houses on thursday. now she will stay home and two deputies will fill in. not good enough said the republican chair of the house committee, who said this requires a public appearance by the secretary of state herself. but that may never happen. abc news learned the president will nominate john kerry as secretary of state. as soon as he is confirmed, clinton will retire and may never testify about benghazi. david kerley, abc news,
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washington. in a moment, we return to our top story, the tragedy at sandy hook. >> how a simple christmas carol can mean so much to a nation in disbelief. you're watching "world news now."
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comediofte comedians often ask how soon
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after a tragedy is it okay to laugh? is the day after a tragedy too soon? >> the writers and producers of "saturday night live" decided to ease into the comedy on this weekend's show with a very poignant opening scene. ♪ silent night, holy night ♪ all is calm, all is bright ♪ round yon virgin mother and child ♪ ♪ holy infant so tender and mild ♪
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♪ sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace ♪ ♪ silent night, holy night ♪ hallelujah to our king ♪ sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace ♪
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>> live from new york, it's saturday night. >> trying to strike the right tone. beautiful voices. that was the new york children's chorus, appropriately. >> and sleep in heavenly peace. >> absolutely. remember, 9/11 that famous scene with the mayor and trying to ease back into normalcy and laughter. we're not there yet, but a beautiful i think message to see those kids. >> well done. >> absolutely. we'll be back with more after this. have to come over! actually, honey, i think i did... oh? you did? whoa, ladies, easy. hi. cascade kitchen counselor. we can help avoid this with cascade complete pacs. see, over time, cascade complete pacs fight film buildup two times better than finish quantum. to help leave glasses sparkling shiny! too bad it doesn't work on windows. okay, i'm outta here. cascade. the clear choice.
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♪ ♪ finally, it took connecticut state police until saturday to release the names of all those who died at sandy hook elementary school. >> we got the e-mail here at abc news from one of our vice presidents and said this may be the saddest piece of paper ever written with those 20 names on it. reading of the names made them that much more real and seeing how young most of them were was
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♪ >> all of the young victims, 5 or 6 years old. all of them first graders. 12 girls, 8 boys, and nine of the deceased children have siblings who also attended the school. >> just unfathomable. we've been talking about it since friday and i still can't believe this. >> no one can really get their
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head around this. there's just always i think a gut visceral reaction to anything involving kids, let alone this kind of mad man who comes into an elementary school. >> they're babies. >> and opens fire. >> a writer for "the new york times" said all the victims of
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this morning, remembering the victims. >> hundreds come together for an emotional vigil to honor those killed in friday's school massacre. president obama asking a tough question. >> can we honestly say we're doing enough to keep our children, all of them, safe from harm? >> the community of newtown, connecticut, transformed. its residents at a loss. >> i see the school i went to. and i just don't believe that's where i was from, that's where i came from.